Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


In the Swamp Daily Everglades Painting

This summer we awake to the sound of the "mosquito plane"buzzing overhead more often than we have for several years. We're having more rain this year and more rain means more mosquitoes. In Collier County the Mosquito Control Board has the job of determining where and when the mosquito level becomes dangerous to humans. When the numbers get too high they send up spraying planes in the early morning. I'm not a fan of toying with Mother Nature, and in our almost perfect paradise it's one of my least favorite things that happen here. There must be some effective natural remedies. We've seen swarms of dragonflies seeming to do the same job quite well. Where are they this year?
Today's painting is again of the Swamp. In the fresh, clear water there are many mosquito fish, who eat enormous amounts of mosquito larvae, a natural control mechanism of the Everglades. Some counties encourage their use and give them away for mosquito control purposes. Perhaps we ought to be building backyard ponds on Marco Island

In the Swamp
7" x 5" (17.8cm x 12.7cm)
acrylic on board
$150 with FREE shipping and handling in the US
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